Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Movin' and a Groovin'

So I have some exciting video to post of Caleb. But before I do, a couple quick updates.
Caleb has started going to the new place for therapy and we love it. The therapists are great! So knowledgeable. Caleb is still adjusting but I know he will get used to it.
We are still trying to let Caleb's hole from his g-tube heal on its own. It is smaller and still leaking, so we are praying it will continue to get small so he won't have to have surgery as it is a pretty extensive surgery.
Also, we have been weaning Caleb off of his Calcium and Vitamin D meds that he has been on since birth to control his Hypoparathyroid. His calcium levels at birth were very low and he almost had a life threatening seizure due to the low levels. However, some kiddos with DiGeorge will outgrow the need for oral meds and may be able to maintain the levels with their diet. So this is what we are trying. He has had numerous blood draws, to check his levels periodically through the wean and he is now off the meds. We have one more blood draw (to see if the levels are staying within the normal range) and if that comes back normal, then Caleb will be on only 2 meds, a vitamin andprevacid, a day. Hard to believe that the med list is so short now. He came home on so many meds. The picture below is the amount of meds that Caleb initially came home on (not all are pictured as some were refrigerated meds). So you can understand how impressed we are that he could possibly be down to two meds a day.

Caleb unfortunately has another cold. He had a fever lastnight and we are hoping this bug doesn't get him down and that his immune system fights it off. Go IMMUNE SYSTEM!

Caleb now understands that he is going to be a big brother, but I don't think he is completely thrilled about the idea. He does point to my belly and say 'baby' but then shortly thereafter says 'bye bye baby' and covers my belly. I know it will take some time for him to adjust and I know he will be an AWESOME big brother. Baby girl, is doing great. She is a wild child, moving around often. We are starting to get the nursery ready, so exciting. We are trying to keep Caleb as involved in the process too to help him adjust to the upcoming arrival of his sister!

Well as promised here is the amazing video. He literally did both of these within 48 hours of one another and out of nowhere. Just like always, when Caleb makes up his mind to do something he is gonna do it!

Aren't those awesome!

Also, on a side note...I am thinking about making Caleb's blog more private. So not just anyone out there on the world wide web can log on to his blog. If I do, it will probably be controlled by password or by email. Either way, I will let you all know before I do anything, so you can access the blog!

Thank you all for checking in!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb!!


Jenny said...

GO CALEB GO!! that is so AWESOME!! wooohoooooo!! glad his med count is down too....he is amazing and so are you guys! and you are right -- he will be an awesome big brother!!

love jenny

Tim said...

this kid just keeps blowing me away.
Check out Ephesians 3:20... this applies!
Would love to see you guys come check out Happy Hour that we do every Sunday night at Sherrard Middle School theater. (6-7)
more info on the website at www.theexperience.us
see you guys soon,

Sarah said...

Thanks Jenny! So am I, that was a lot of meds to manage and give!

Tim, Ephesians 3:20 is perfect, you are right. Take a look at the top of his blog now. We do want to come check out Happy Hour. We were thinking about coming back to church too but we are a little nervous taking him around so many people.